So anyhow. I'm at one of those conventions being panned in this post. I am sympathetic with part of the lament - the part about making these conventions more accessible. Though I would add that there's a lot of free conversation available on the web. And as for the Ed Tech leaders who are 'preaching to the converted' and who are 'charging too much for their materials' - here's my recommendation: pick different Ed Tech leaders. Some people (ahem) make all of their work available for free. And they use this tech they talk about every day. Maybe they - and not the ones charging for access of writing only in books - are the ones you want to follow.